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California Volunteers

Sister District Sacramento

Greater Sacramento

About our team

We're a lively group of volunteers with Teams conducting fundraising events, phonebanks, postcard writing, text banking and social media/communication. Join one of our Teams!  Receive our biweekly newsletter and announcements of special events. Just click on the Volunteer button on the upper right. 

We are conducting all activities (except postcards) virtually on Zoom during the pandemic to keep our volunteers safe.  Our District is guided by the Planning Team (Above--left to right and top to bottom):  Phyllis, District Captain; Peggy, Communications; Ellen Schaefer, Outreach; Linda Paoli, Fundraising Team; Linda Noland, Phone Bank Team (Phonomenals); Yvonne Inouye, Postcard Team; Joy Yoshioka, Outreach Team; and Rebecca Bon, Social Media.

Upcoming Events

May 11 (TUE)  Free
Organize Win Legislate Sacramento (OWLS) Democratic Club General meeting and Steering Committee meeting for the 2020 Coalition Sacramento (which is now a project of the OWLS Field Team).  Build on 2020 victories by passing legislation, protecting our wins, and building more Democratic and progressive power. 

May 16 (SUN) 1-3PM PT  Free

Postcards/Letter Writing  First and third action Sundays. Hosted by Swing Left Indivisible Sacramento, Organize Win Legislate Sacramento, and 2020 Coalition Sacramento.

May 22 (SAT), 1-2:30PM  Free
Meet our Virginia candidate Debra Gardner at the SDP Sacramento Monthly Meeting. Debra Gardner is one of Sister District Sacramento's two candidates for the Virginia State House of Delegates.  She has more than 30 years of public service experience, providing leadership in human services, public safety, and criminal justice. Her top positions in state agencies gave her a unique understanding of government operations and fiscal management.  Her election will help protect the Democrats' fragile majority.  Register to meet Debra Gardner

May 25 (TUE), Time TBD  $35 donation
Bike and Hike.  An in-person fundraiser featuring your choice of biking or hiking in and around Lake Natoma.  Lunch after.  Poker! (Optional) -- Get dealt a card at stops along your route to make a winning poker hand.

June 1 (TUE), 5PM (PT) Free to attend (donations encouraged)
Build Grassroots Power in Arizona.  SDP’s Fundraiser for LUCHA, working to advance social, racial and economic justice fin Arizona.  Part of SDP’s national State Bridges program to build progressive power in 2022 swing states.

June 26 (SAT), 1:00–2:30PM (PT)  Free
Meet Virginia Delegate Chris Hurst at the SDP Sacramento Monthly Meeting.  Chris is running for re-election to the Virginia House of Delegates.  He began his career as a journalist but left the industry to run for office. Sister District supported him when he first ran (and won) in 2017 and supports him again in 2021. He has fought for increased access to mental health care, promoted gun safety laws, and advocated for quality and affordable schools with adequately paid teachers.  Register to meet Chris Hurst

Our team in action


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2019 Post-Election Analysis

We Flipped Virginia and Celebrate our First Win in Mississippi Election night 2019 was one for the books! Sister District returned to Virginia, where we got our start three years ago working on 13 races in the House of Delegates. This year, we helped seven new candidates to victory, and all of our 2017 alumni […]

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